Subordinate Clauses Quiz

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Quiz on subordinate clauses.


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  • 1. 

    Do you know what the referee says to the opponents at the start of a boxing match?Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in the given sentence is "what the referee says to the opponents at the start of a boxing match". This clause acts as a noun phrase and functions as the direct object of the verb "know". It provides more information about the specific topic being discussed, which is the referee's words to the opponents at the beginning of a boxing match.

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  • 2. 

    Sometimes I am amused and sometimes I am amazed by what I read in the newspaper's advice column.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "what I read in the newspaper's advice column." It functions as a noun phrase and acts as the direct object of the verb "amused" and "amazed." It provides additional information about the subject's feelings towards the content of the newspaper's advice column.

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  • 3. 

    What I like most about Harriet is that she never complains.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "What I like most about Harriet". It functions as an object of the main clause and provides more information about the subject "Harriet".

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  • 4. 

    What the dancers Agnes de Millie and Martha Graham created was a new form of American Dance.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "What the dancers Agnes de Millie and Martha Graham created". It functions as a noun phrase and provides additional information about the subject of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    Can you please tell me where the Museum of African Art is located and when it opens?Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "where the Museum of African Art is located." This clause functions as an adverbial clause, providing information about the location of the Museum of African Art. It introduces the question of where the museum is situated.

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  • 6. 

    The radio stations will give whoever can answer the next question one hundred dollars.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "whoever can answer the next question." It functions as an adjective clause modifying the noun "whoever." It introduces a condition or requirement for receiving the one hundred dollars, indicating that the person must be able to answer the next question in order to qualify for the reward.

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  • 7. 

    I dont know how they decided who would be the leader.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "who would be the leader." It functions as a noun clause, specifically as the direct object of the verb "decided." The clause introduces the question of selecting a leader and provides additional information about the decision-making process.

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  • 8. 

    Dr. Spilhaus found that toys are not meant only for children.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in the given sentence is "that toys are not meant only for children". This clause acts as a dependent clause because it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. It provides additional information about Dr. Spilhaus's findings, specifically that he discovered that toys are not exclusively intended for children.

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  • 9. 

    Some of the toys he collected were simply to be admired; his favorites were those that could be put into action.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "that could be put into action." It functions as an adjective clause, modifying the noun "favorites." The clause introduces and describes the toys that the person collected, specifically highlighting the ones that could be put into action.

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  • 10. 

    Dr. Spilhaus said that a toy is anything that gives us a chance to stop and refresh ourselves during our hectic life.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in the given sentence is "that a toy is anything that gives us a chance to stop and refresh ourselves during our hectic life." This clause provides additional information about the concept of a toy and explains its purpose in our lives.

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  • 11. 

    I have read that many mechanical principals were first applied to playthings.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "that many mechanical principals were first applied to playthings." This clause begins with the subordinating conjunction "that" and provides additional information about the subject "I have read." It explains the idea that many mechanical principals were initially used in toys.

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  • 12. 

    For example, the toy monkey is activated by squeezing a rubber bulb that uses the same basic principals as the jackhammer that digs up our streets.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "that uses the same basic principals as the jackhammer". It functions as an adjective clause, providing additional information about the toy monkey.

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  • 13. 

    Only those who have lost touch with childhood question what a toy can be worth to a young boy or girl.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "who have lost touch with childhood." It functions as an adjective clause, providing additional information about the people who question the worth of a toy to a young boy or girl. The clause begins with the relative pronoun "who" and includes the verb phrase "have lost touch with childhood."

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  • 14. 

    Ask someone who knows toys what their enchantment is worth.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "who knows toys". It functions as an adjective clause, modifying the noun "someone". It provides additional information about the person being asked, specifying that they should be someone who has knowledge about toys.

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  • 15. 

    Dr. Spilhaus, who was an oceanographer, admitted he had sometimes been unable to distinguish between his wok and his play.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "who was an oceanographer." It provides additional information about Dr. Spilhaus and functions as an adjective clause, modifying the noun "Dr. Spilhaus."

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  • 16. 

    Because it's one of their specialties, Lola and her father prepared a special treat of Cuban-style black beans. Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "Because it's one of their specialties." This clause begins with the subordinating conjunction "Because" and functions as an adverbial clause, providing the reason or cause for Lola and her father preparing a special treat of Cuban-style black beans.

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  • 17. 

    After Lola had soaked a pound of black beans overnight, she drained them and covered them with fresh water to make the beans easier to digest.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "After Lola had soaked a pound of black beans overnight." This clause begins with the subordinating conjunction "After" and provides additional information about the time or sequence of events. It explains what Lola did before proceeding with the main action of draining and covering the beans with fresh water.

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  • 18. 

    Before she lit the stove, she added some chopped onion and green pepper, a bay leaf, cilantro leaves, oregano, and salt pork to the beans.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "Before she lit the stove." This clause introduces a time frame and provides context for the actions that follow. It indicates that the actions of adding ingredients to the beans occurred prior to the lighting of the stove.

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  • 19. 

    Whenever a recipe calls for sofrito, the cook finely chops some onion, green pepper, and garlic.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "Whenever a recipe calls for sofrito." This clause begins with the subordinating conjunction "whenever" and functions as an adverbial clause, providing information about the timing or condition under which the action of the main clause occurs.

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  • 20. 

    Then these vegetables are fried in a little oil until they are tender, and herbs and spices such as basil, cilantro, cumin, and black and white peppers are added. Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "such as basil, cilantro, cumin, and black and white peppers are added." This clause provides additional information about the herbs and spices that are added to the fried vegetables.

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  • 21. 

    As soon as the sofrito was ready, Mr. Gomez added it to the bean mixture.Identify the subordinate clause/clauses.

    Explanation
    The subordinate clause in this sentence is "As soon as the sofrito was ready." This clause begins with the subordinating conjunction "As soon as" and provides additional information about the timing or condition for Mr. Gomez's action of adding the sofrito to the bean mixture.

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  • 22. 

    We particularly enjoy the exhibition of Turner's paintings that we saw in London.Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

    Explanation
    This sentence is classified as complex because it consists of one independent clause ("We particularly enjoy the exhibition of Turner's paintings") and one dependent clause ("that we saw in London"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause for its meaning.

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  • 23. 

    Confucianism, which is known to the Chinese as Ju Chaio, teaches that people should behave according to their proper roles-- father and sun, ruler and subject, master and servant. Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is classified as complex because it consists of an independent clause ("Confucianism teaches that people should behave according to their proper roles") and a dependent clause ("which is known to the Chinese as Ju Chaio"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on the independent clause for meaning.

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  • 24. 

    When we arrived at the campsite, Roger set up the tent and Mom searched for firewood.Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

    Explanation
    The sentence "When we arrived at the campsite, Roger set up the tent and Mom searched for firewood" is classified as compound-complex. It is compound because it contains two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "and." It is also complex because it includes a dependent clause "When we arrived at the campsite." Therefore, it meets the criteria for both compound and complex sentences, making it compound-complex.

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  • 25. 

    The air temperature rose to 100 degrees, and tempers rose as well. Classify this sentence as either simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.

    Explanation
    This sentence is classified as compound because it consists of two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "and". The first independent clause is "The air temperature rose to 100 degrees" and the second independent clause is "tempers rose as well". The conjunction "and" connects these two independent clauses, making it a compound sentence.

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